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GOLDSMITHWORKS, A GA STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALER, JEWELER, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, IN$URED WITH JEWELERS MUTUAL, A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, the SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,   POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA IS OFFERING:::

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GSW JEWELRY

GSWW WATCHES

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
EXCELLENT CONDITION

RARE
1909-1914
PIN SET BARREL ESCAPEMENT
MILITARY POCKET WATCH

WITH
RARE


1914-1918

LEATHER
POCKET WATCH

WRIST STRAP

WITH

HEAVY DUTY BEAUTIFUL
MILITARY WATCH BOX

TO STORE AND DISPLAY

AND

FREE ONLINE PRO APPRAISAL

WITH

35.00 USA DOUBLE BOXED TWO DAY AIR WITH
INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE SHIPPING

65.00  DISCOUNTED INTERNATIONAL
REGISTERED INSURED W/SIGNATURE

FREE USA
800 438 6894
TOLL FREE SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
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The GREAT WAR

World War I (W.W.I) or First World War (called at the time the Great War) was a major war centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in November 1918. This conflict involved all of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in Western history.

TRENCH WARFARE

Trench warfare is where combatants occupy fighting lines consisting of fortified trenches. Trenches provided protection from small arms fire and, in most conditions, sheltered soldiers from artillery. Elaborate trenches and dugout systems were built by all sides and these were from assault by barbed wire. Though trenches were built to protect soldiers, life in the trench, with mud, rats, human waste and casualties, gas attacked and sustained artillery, was sheer hell. 

THE TRENCH WATCH

The Trench watch or wristlet was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. The trench watch had to be rugged. Yet trench watches were actually pocket watch conversions, with most having a clam shell back and snap on bezel. The introduction of SHIELDS or SHRAPNEL GUARDS were introduced to protect the crystal of watches from damage due to life in a trench and not from artillery. It protected  the crystal from accidental breakage.

The first series of military wrist watches were produced in 1880 by Girard-Perregaux for the German Navy. During the GREAT WAR numerous companies produced wrist watches for the military and for direct sale to soldiers. Most of these watches were styled similarly.

They had white or black enamel dials, outlined contrasting color wide "RAILROAD" style numerals in a variety of luminance styles or simply black outlined. Some had an inner military time (13-24) ring and some had the number "12" painted or lumed. Many of these watches did not have their movements signed with the name of the manufacturer, though most were marked "Swiss".

THE POCKET WATCH

Pocket watches, timers, chronograph were utilized by soldiers from every warring country. Leather fobs or Lanyards were utilized to attach the watches to the soldier. In other cases, wrist holders were produced for small to medium pocket watches. They are rare and many did not survive the war due to the fact inexpensive watches were used and after the war it was hard to find pockets the size and shapes required.

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GENERAL
JOHN JACK
"BLACK JACK"
PERSHING

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A FEW OF ROCKS LAST RESTORES ABOVE

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ITEMS IN ABOVE PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OFFER
THEY ARE SHOWN TO DEMONSTRATE ROCKS COLLECTION OF UNIQUE
COLLECTIBLE TIME PIECES AND PARTS ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO LOCATE

A FEW OF ROCKS MANY COLLECTIBLE PARTS
WAITING FOR THE RIGHT PARTS


WE CHOSE FOR THIS BOX
THE FOUNDING OF
THE

1ST ID
KNOWN TODAY AS

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THE BIG RED ONE
AND
THEIR ACTIONS IN
THE

GREAT WAR
KNOWN TODAY AS

WWI

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1st ID:

The first U.S.Infantry Troops (an estimated 25,000 1st ID troops would serve) to set foot in France during the summer of 1917 were from the 1st ID. While dependant upon French and British artillery and tanks, Pershing had his own ideas on how to end the bitter stalemate of defensive trench warfare. From 1914 through 1917,much of the fighting involved a defensive posture. Machine gun and artillery ruled the field; inflicting devastating casualties.

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THIS OFFER IS ABOUT WWI.
IT INCLUDES AN

EARLY 20 CENTURY PIN SET POCKET WATCH
WITH

BARREL ESCAPEMENT
AND
AN AWESOME AND RARE
LEATHER POCKET WATCH WRIST HOLDER

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ONE OF THE BEST COLLECTIBLES
YOU MAY WEAR
AND
IT COMES WITH A
MILITARY WATCH BOX
SO YOU MAY DISPLAY IT
WHEN NOT WEARING IT

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THIS BEAUTIFUL STUNNING POCKET WATCH
WRIST HOLDER IS RARE

THOUGH THEY OCCASIONALLY
FIND THEIR WAY TO THE BAY
THEY ARE USUALLY SO WORN
ONE CAN ONLY DISPLAY THEM
AND
NOT WEAR THEM

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THE WORLD WAR ONE
POCKET WATCH WRIST HOLDER
WAS THE CONVENIENT WAY
A SOLDIER COULD
INEXPENSIVELY BRING THEIR
WATCH TO WAR

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THIS WORLD WAR ONE
POCKET WATCH WRIST HOLDER
ENABLED SOLDIERS TO MOUNT THEIR
INEXPENSIVE
PIN SET
[LIKE DOLLAR WATCHES]
BARREL ESCAPEMENT
POCKET WATCHES

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WE CHOSE A BRASS CROSSED CANNONS FIELD ARTILLERY
BADGE WITH A D ON TOP AND MO AT BOTTOM AND A NAVY PATCH


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A YEAR TO FIND A
PROPER POCKET WATCH
THAT WOULD FIT THIS STRAP
AND
BE OF THE WWI ERA OF THE STRAP


AND

6 MONTHS OF THAT TIME
TO SLOWLY RESTORE THE STRAP
TO NEAR MINT

LEATHER CONDITIONING


SO UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE

TO REQUEST A PREMIUM PRICE

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THIS IS A RARE WATCH STRAP
NOT MANY HAVE SURVIVED
MANY 1900 - 1915 POCKET WATCHES
WERE USED BY SOLDIERS DURING WWI


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FOR A BARREL ESCAPEMENT POCKET WATCH
IT WAS BUILT PRETTY SOLID
WITH A DONUT CASE
THOUGH WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS
WATCH AS A DAILY WEARING WATCH
YOU CAN BOTH
WEAR IT AND DISPLAY IT

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THAT IS WHY WE ARE PROVIDING
AN AWESOME- TOP-OF-THE-LINE
BEAUTIFUL HEAVY DUTY

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MILITARY WATCH BOX
WHICH WILL HAVE A HISTORY
IN THE MOUNTED IN THE BOX

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11 X 9 X 2.5 INCHES
OPENS WITH EASE FROM THE BACK


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THE CRYSTAL IS ACRYLIC
THE REASON WE DID NOT USE GLASS
THE GLASS CRYSTAL WAS THICK
AT LEAST OVER 1/4 INCH
WITH
NEAR 45 DEGREE ANGLE EDGES
IT FIT INTO THE OPENING
AND
PROTRUDED LIKE THE REPLACEMENT

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THE CASE ON THIS WONDERFUL 1909 POCKET WATCH
IS IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION
WE DID NOT PLATE


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NOTE PIN SETTING MECHANISM

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INTERESTING BRASS DIAL
SOME WWI MILITARY DIALS HAD 24HR TIME

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NOTE THE DONUT LOOK
PERFECT FOR THIS STRAP

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YES- THAT IS A
GLASS EXHIBITION INTERNAL CASE BACK
FACTORY MADE
NEW CUSTOM CUT GLASS

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THIS GLASS BACK HAS A NOTCHED GROOVE


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THAT ALIGNS THE COVER TO  THE CASE

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NOTE THIS WATCH IS A PIN SET
YOU PUSH THE PIN IN
[PIN IS TO TOP LEFT WITH WATCH FACE TOWARDS YOU]
THEN TURN CROWN TO SET

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HERE WE SEE THE WINDING/SETTING MECHANISM
BEFORE WE OVERHAULED AND REMOVED THE EXCESSIVE GREASE

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CHROME PLATED CASE
IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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THIS WWI ERA POCKET WATCH
WRIST CONTAINER STRAP
IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
IT WAS BUILT TO HOUSE
A WATCH SUCH AS THIS ONE

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OR LIKE THE ONE ABOVE

THE WIDE SIDE PIECES IS
28.98 MM
1.123 INCHES

THE TOP HOLDER IS
49 MM
1.91 INCHES

THE SMALL GO THROUGH STRAP IS
10.7 MM
.39 INCHES

POCKET WATCH WATCH IS
40 MM
1.5 INCHES


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THE STRAP AND CONTAINER ARE SOLID
NO WORN OR FALLING APART AREAS
THE BENDS AND SUCH ARE SIMPLY FROM AGE
IT TOOK SIX MONTHS TO GET IT IN THIS CONDITION

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EVEN THE LEATHER BUCKLE IS PRISTINE

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IT TOOK 12 MONTHS TO FIND A WATCH THAT WAS
CORRECT AND COULD FIT THE CASE

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WE REMOVED THE BAIL/BALE
IT WILL BE DELIVERED WITH WATCH AND STRAP

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STEEL HANDS CLEANED OF RADIUM
RE-BLACKED
THEN RE-ILLUMINATED

**RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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GSW ARCHIVE PIC

THE HANDS VISIT
THIS 85 WATT UV OVEN
TWO TIMES

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GSW ARCHIVE PIC
ROCK CLOSES IT COMPLETELY
TO ALLOW HANDS TO BAKE

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THE MOVEMENT WAS OVERHAULED
A NEW MAIN INSTALLED
BUT THIS IS NOT AN EVERY DAY WATCH

IT IS SIMPLY WORTH TOO MUCH

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REMOVED FROM THE CASE
THE MOVEMENT WAS DISASSEMBLED

NEW MAIN INSTALLED
AND TIMED

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HERE WE ARE PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER

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Year
1909
stem wind and pin set
[HAS ABILITY TO HAVE SUB-SECONDS]
Open Face Calibre
*Cylinder Escapement
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

THOUGH FAMOUS MAKERS

Jules Theurillat
LeCoultre
MOESER
Alpina
Paul Buhre
Louis Audemars
FHF

MADE A SIMILAR MOVEMENT

THIS MODEL IS BASED ON THE

Alpina 143
Langendorf 550

FHF 18

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*The Cylinder Escapement. was invented around 1695 by Thomas Tompion and got improved at around 1720 by George Graham.

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WINDS SETS & RUNS

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 1198.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7

PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

 

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